Given the pace of technological change and consumer usage patterns, do today’s planners and suppliers possess sufficient knowledge about connectivity (High Speed internet Access/HSIA) to ask the right questions and achieve the desired outcomes? Planners know about the importance of event history and understand projected needs like food and beverage consumption and attendance numbers, but many don’t know how much High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) bandwidth they use, how it is being used, whether they are receiving what they contracted for, and/or what level of service is required.
With tech milestones such as the introduction of smartphones, tablets and now "wearable tech", device adoption rates have skyrocketed, increasing consumer demand for better connectivity.
Speaker: Michael OwenSpeaker Company: Event Genuity
Title: Strategist, Activist, Thinker, Doer, Entertainment Guy, Serial Volunteer, Uncle, Storyteller
Strategist, Activist, Thinker, Doer, Entertainment Guy, Serial Volunteer, Uncle, Storyteller.
With decades of experience as a provider of entertainment and event management services, Michael shares a wealth of knowledge gained through his career in the often unique and always exciting meetings & events industries. His company, EventGenuity, LLC, produces business events throughout North America, providing Event and Meetings Management and Corporate Entertainment capabilities to corporate and association clients.
A meetings industry activist, Michael has served on MPI International Board of Directors, TNSAE Board of Directors, Nashville Association of Talent Directors Board of Directors, as Past President of the Tennessee Chapter of MPI, Chair of MPI’s Chapter Advisory Council, Reed Exhibitions AIBTM Advisory Board, MPI Leadership Development Task Force, & PCMA Global Advocacy Task Force. He currently serves as past Chair of Convention Industry Council APEX Standards Committee, as a member of The Meetings Industry Wi-Fi Coalition and on the PCMA Independent Planners Task Force.
Michael is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, chapters and at learning institutions, speaking on what's now and what's next in meetings & events, as meeting host/emcee and leading or participating in panel discussions. He has facilitated dozens of strategic retreats and leadership development sessions for boards of directors and chapter volunteer leaders. He has published articles in Meetings and Conventions, Convene, Meeting Mentor Magazine, Connect Magazine, Plan-It Tennessee, The Meeting Professional, Meetings Focus and Successful Meetings magazines and as a guest columnist for The Tennessean and The Nashville Business Journal.
Parking: Self-parking in the garage (attached to the hotel) at 5th and Canal Streets, will be complimentary for all attendees. We will provide validated vouchers for you to distribute at your preference. Valet parking is available at $20.
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Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund